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Old 07-24-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Dublin Ohio. I've noticed most of the houses don't have backyard fences. How does this work with pets and children? How do you know where to mow etc? How do you manage privacy?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Is there actually a law or code against fences where you want to live? You can always put one in, if not. If no one else has one, though, you may have some unhappy neighbors.

I have never had a fence around my yard in central Ohio. You just mow along your property line. You tell your kids to stay in your own yard and you talk with your neighbors when you cross paths or are both outside at the same time and politely avert your attention if they look like they aren't in the mood to chat. Some people put invisible fences in for dogs. You can landscape some taller trees if you want to block the view but keep things more natural.

In asking questions about Dublin, you should join the Columbus board. You will get more responses from people who live in Dublin or nearby.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Some neighborhoods will prohibit fences or certain types of fences. Many regard fences as ugly eyesores.
You can landscape for privacy.
People get electric fences for dogs, the dog wears a special collar that activates at the property line. Invisible fence is one brand name.m
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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I thought it was very weird at first coming from a 'good fences makes good neighbors' state but have really come to enjoy the open views. Also, forces builders to give bigger backyards as they can't put up a fence to block how close the back neighbors are.

Pretty easy to tell were to mow. A lot of people plant evergreens for some screening off of neighbors.

Kids learn to respect the neighbors yards. Invisible fences with shock collars for dogs.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Greatly appreciated. Have a great Monday!
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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The other thing that happens if you build a fence is that the fence builders aren't always reliable. I live on an oddly-shaped lot as the only house between two different cross-streets, and one of the many neighbors had wanted to put up a fence. The installers put it five feet away from where it was supposed to be and enclosed a chunk of our lot, and also killed some fruit trees that were well off the property line and would still be around if the fence hadn't been put up.
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